Holland Shipyards lays keel for new electric ferry

Holland Shipyards Group is building the first fully electric ferry for Brevik Fergeselskap, which will operate within the waters of Eidangerfjorden. On Wednesday 12 February the keel was laid.

The contract for the new ferry was signed on August 14, 2019. The ferry service will connect Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya. The new electric ferry, with a length of 42 metres and a width of 11 metres, has the capacity to transport 98 persons and 16 vehicles (cars).

Emission-free and fully battery powered

It is completely emission-free and entirely powered by battery power (1300 kWh). In addition to electric propulsion, another unique feature is a TES (thermal energy storage) system to provide heat.

The vessel is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2020.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.